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October 2, 2020
6pm – 11pm
Trailside Events Center
4416 N. Prospect
Peoria Heights, IL
Through 8 weeks of raising funds and awareness for Best Buddies, our Champions will generate countless opportunities for friendships, jobs, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. At the campaign’s conclusion, we will join together to celebrate each other’s accomplishments, honor the Champions’ collective impact, and name the ultimate Champion of the Year!
Come raise a glass to our Champions and officially launch the contest
Support your favorite Champion (or Champions – you can have more than one!)
Eat, drink, and be merry – celebrate all our Champions and crown the winner
All funds raised benefit Best Buddies – the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Our programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.
The IDD community that Best Buddies serves includes, but is not limited to, people with Down Syndrome, Autism, Fragile X, Williams Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injury and other undiagnosed disabilities.
Best Buddies primary interest is the health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers. This is our top priority. We have been closely monitoring the developments with COVID-19 and due to the growing concerns surrounding safety and the well-being of our community, we have decided to postpone all Champion of the Year events from March thru May.
As we navigate the days and weeks ahead, please know that we will continue to closely monitor this rapidly-evolving situation and will work diligently to ensure that we have the right plans and resources in place, in adherence to the expert guidance and recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local public health authorities. We will adjust our plans as needed and assess future events, always putting health and safety first. To stay up-to-date on recent developments and the actions being taken in preparation for COVID-19, click here.
As always, we thank you for your continued support and look forward to the opportunity we can all come back together soon.